May Drabble #2: “Making a Memory”

Full moonHere’s the second of the May drabbles, again, a double drabble. This one features Lily Evans with Remus; it’s set in their sixth year. Rated G-ish or T-ish.

“Making a Memory”

by MMADfan

“What’s wrong, Remus?”

“Nothing.” He threw his sandwich to the giant squid.

Sitting beside him on the big flat rock, Lily put her hand on his shoulder. “You only come here when something’s bothering you.”

“Judy’s going to break up with me. I know it.”

“How? Did she say—”

“She’s tired of just holding hands.”

“If you don’t want to do more, maybe you shouldn’t go out with her.”

“I do, but … it’s no use. It’s not like anyone will ever marry me.”

“Don’t say that. Besides, who’s thinking about marriage? Do a little snogging, have a few laughs.”

Remus turned red.

“Don’t you like girls?” Lily asked gently.

“Course I do. It’s just … I’ve never kissed one. I could do it all wrong.”

“You’re a really nice guy. I’m sure you’ll kiss just fine.”

“She might laugh at me. A couple girls were laughing about Ned, saying his lips were like jelly.”

“I wouldn’t laugh at you. Kiss me.”

“What about Roger?”

“We’re not serious.”

“Or James?”

Lily rolled her eyes. “Just kiss me. I’d like it if I were your first kiss. It’d be a nice memory.”

Remus turned and kissed her slowly. It was a good memory.

11 responses to “May Drabble #2: “Making a Memory”

  1. What a nice first kiss!

    Pragmatic, kind Lily is lovely.

  2. This was very sweet. I’m not usually a Lily fan, but this was very well written and I could see her truly trying to be a good friend and help Remus. Bravo.

  3. Very imaginable, this little talk between good friends. Feeling very natural also: in other words: very well written, IMO.

    And Lily’s caring for Remus and understanding of him is really nice.

    “It was a good memory.” Lovely!

  4. Very sweet! I always have a hard time imagining any characters as teenagers, as this feels most alien to me. This works very well.

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